Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It lets us all gush about what soon-to-be released books we are jumping-up-and-down excited for.

Blythewood
by Carol Goodman

hitting shelves October 7th, 2013 from Viking Juvenile

description:  
Welcome to Blythewood.

At seventeen, Avaline Hall has already buried her mother, survived a horrific factory fire, and escaped from an insane asylum. Now she’s on her way to Blythewood Academy, the elite boarding school in New York’s mist-shrouded Hudson Valley that her mother attended—and was expelled from. Though she’s afraid her high society classmates won’t accept a factory girl in their midst, Ava is desperate to unravel her family’s murky past, discover the identity of the father she’s never known, and perhaps finally understand her mother’s abrupt suicide. She’s also on the hunt for the identity of the mysterious boy who rescued her from the fire. And she suspects the answers she seeks lie at Blythewood.   

But nothing could have prepared her for the dark secret of what Blythewood is, and what its students are being trained to do. Haunted by dreams of a winged boy and pursued by visions of a sinister man who breathes smoke, Ava isn’t sure if she’s losing her mind or getting closer to the truth. And the more rigorously Ava digs into the past, the more dangerous her present becomes.   

Vivid and atmospheric, full of mystery and magic, this romantic page-turner by bestselling author Carol Goodman tells the story of a world on the brink of change and the girl who is the catalyst for it all.


My thoughts: Love the sound of this one---boarding school setting, magic and mystery, and a family with a "murky past".  Sounds like my kind of book. :)

12 comments :

  1. My kind of book too. A story with a boarding school setting is always interesting :-)

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  2. The cover is terribly striking. The blurb sounds so delicious... can't wait for this one either!

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  3. Boarding school with paranormal things probably going on... I have read some bad books with that, but also some good ones. I think I might take a chance and see if this can be one of the great ones :)

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  4. You had me after that first sentence. Boarding school, asylum, horror, mystery. So curious about what those students really train for! I hope this one will be creepy ^^
    Thanks for sharing your pick!

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  5. Ooh, this sounds so good. And I love the cover! I'm definitely going to need a necklace like that if I end up liking the book, lol.

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  6. Nice pick! And so gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I'm excited for this one, too. Boarding school, dark secrets, pretty cover? Yes, please! Great pick!
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  8. YES I just requested this one great pick :)

    Jaime @ Two Chicks On Books

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  9. I've always enjoyed stories about life in boarding schools. This sounds like a great read! Thanks for posting your review. I'll be sure to check this out.

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  10. Ooh, this sounds like an great read! Nice WoW pick!

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